A Mindful Society 2018 Agenda

We have put a lot of thought into crafting this agenda with an intention to be inclusive and bring together a diverse set of speakers. We hope that this schedule will offer you a balance of different types of energies and experiences, including keynote presentations, interactive workshops and practice sessions. CE credits are available, click here for more information.

If you want to attend in person, discounted Advance Conference Passes are Available. SEE TICKET OPTIONS HERE >>>

2018-05-25
2018-05-25
Pre-Conference Workshop
2018-05-26
2018-05-26
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2018-05-27
2018-05-27
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2018-05-28
2018-05-28
Post-Conference Day of Mindfulness
Pre-Conference Workshop
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Post-Conference Day of Mindfulness
09:30 - 17:00
Dr. Shauna Shapiro Pre-Conference Workshop: “What You Practice Grows Stronger: The Power of Mindfulness and Compassion”

Location: SickKids Hospital (The Hospital for Sick Children), 555 University Ave, Toronto, ON Canada
Price: $200
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Overview:

 

This full-day workshop weaves together scientific research with the art of mindfulness and compassion practice to explore the frontiers of mind training in society. Mindfulness and compassion are now becoming part of the mainstream culture and have become increasingly popular in every sector of society–healthcare, education, business and government—so much so that Time magazine declared we are witnessing a “Mindful Revolution.”

Together, we will explore the latest advances in science and clinical research to effectively integrate mindfulness and compassion into our professional and personal lives. Specifically we will learn about current findings in neuroscience, which offer the hopeful message that we can shape and sculpt our brain based on repeated practice. Specific mindfulness  and compassion practices will be taught as well as essential underlying themes to be integrated into daily life. The intention of this workshop is to explore the potential of mindfulness and compassion in transforming our individual and collective lives.


Learning Outcomes:
– Identify key elements of mindfulness
– Specify why self-compassion is an essential part of mindfulness
– Understand the scope of research findings regarding compassion, mindfulness and neuroscience
– Explain why shame and self-judgment can be detrimental to learning and changing harmful behaviors


CE Credits:

Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) 6.5 CE Credits
Ontario Psychological Association (OPA) 7 CE Credits
Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) 7 CE Credits
Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP) 7 CE Credits

For more please click here to view our Continuing Education and Professional Development Programs page.


Facilitator Brief Bio:

Shauna Shapiro, PhD, is a professor and author of the critically acclaimed books, The Art and Science of Mindfulness and Mindful Discipline. She is an internationally recognized expert in mindfulness and has been invited to lecture for the King of Thailand, the Danish government, the Prime Minister of Iceland and the World Council of Psychotherapy.


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Shauna Shapiro
Professor of Psychology at University of Santa Clara
07:30 - 08:30
Open Practice Space
07:30 - 08:45
Registration – Late registration available at Info Desk
07:30 - 08:30
Open Practice Space – Breathing Space

Enjoy silence and solitude as you enter the Breathing Space room. A space dedicated to mindful practice throughout the duration of the conference.

07:30 - 08:45
Light Breakfast & Refreshments
08:30 - 09:00
Guided Practice (optional) – Breathing Space

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09:00 - 09:05
Opening Statement from the Founder – Mainstage
09:05 - 09:15
Opening Ceremony: John Rice – Mainstage
John Rice
Wasauksing First Nation Elder
09:15 - 09:30